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Chancellor's Cabinet

Chancellor's Cabinet

Susan Martin

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Professor of Classics
Office of the Provost website
Contact Person:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Curricular and Academic Policy Issues; liaison with Graduate and Undergraduate Councils
  • Administration of Graduate Programs and of the Office of Graduate Student Services
  • Oversight of admissions, records, academic programs
  • Oversight of Division of Student Life during Vice Chancellor search

Chris Cimino

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
Division of Finance and Administration website
Contact Person: Karen Valero

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management of Campus Budget and Financial Activities
  • Oversight of Fiscal Policy Compliance
  • Processing of Nonresearch Contracts
  • Financial Oversight of Human Resources Transactions
  • Oversight of Effort Certification Policy Compliance

Taylor Eighmy

Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
Office of Research & Engagement website
Contact Person: Jerri Daoust

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting faculty in preparation and submission of research proposals and contracts
  • Providing faculty with information on research opportunities
  • Assisting faculty with the management of research, grant and contract accounts
  • Preparing and distributing reports on research funding and activity
  • Assisting faculty and establishing research collaborations
  • Overseeing research compliance offices
  • Overseeing and reviewing research centers
  • Providing funding for seed projects, travel, graduate student support, proposal matching and start-ups for new faculty
  • Providing assistance to the collegiate units and allocating research space
  • Fostering and supporting joint initiatives with Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Assisting in the establishment of the university's national agenda

Rickey Hall

Vice Chancellor for Diversity
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity website
Contact Person: Sarah Gonzalez

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Helping to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff
  • Increasing the enrollment and retention of diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • Promoting a campus environment that appreciates individual differences, values equal opportunity for all, and serves to eliminate barriers based on factors such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status
  • Establishing systems of accountability for diversity matters throughout the university
  • Other duties as assigned by the chancellor

Dave Hart

Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
University of Tennessee Athletics website

Linda Hendricks

Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
UT Knoxville Office of Human Resources website
Contact Person: Sherry Sims

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee HR policies and guidelines ensuring consistent implementation and application
  • Lead the development of employee acquisition and retention, promotion and succession planning
  • Manage analysis and implementation of the Workforce Strategic Plan, including workforce diversity
  • Lead implementation of performance management program with review process for leadership
  • Oversee organizational development, training and professional development plan
  • Administer employee compensation and classification policies and programs
  • Direct employee relations, benefits and records management, including HR Call Center
  • Manage HR systems, HR metrics reporting and monitoring of trends
  • Serve as a resource for additional support, guidance and advocacy for chancellor's cabinet

Margie Nichols

Vice Chancellor for Communications
Office of Communications and Marketing website
Contact Person: Betsy Alpers

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Brand and Identity Standards
  • Web Communications
  • Creative Services
  • WUOT (UT's National Public Radio station)
  • Video and Photography

Scott Rabenold

Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs
Knoxville Campus Development website
Knoxville Campus Alumni website

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Knoxville Campus role in Campaign for Tennessee
  • Oversight of all constituency development officers
  • Oversight of alumni relations for campus
  • Oversight of corporate and foundation relations; donor relations and stewardship
  • Policies and procedures related to private giving including naming guidelines
  • Coordinate activities of volunteer groups such as Chancellor's Associates
  • Coordination with UT Foundation

Vincent Carilli

Vice Chancellor for Student Life
Division of Student Life website
Contact Person: Sherry Matthews

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Career Services
  • Student Counseling Center
  • Multicultural Student Life
  • Office of Dean of Students
  • Student Activities
  • Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Student Publications
  • Greek Affairs
  • Disability Services
  • University Center
  • Rec Sports
  • Safety, Environment, and Education Center
  • New Student and Family Programs
  • Center for Leadership and Service
  • Case Management
  • Student Health Services
  • University Housing


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